Other names: Charles Lill
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shfatebury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Charles Lill London was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 Aug 1897 and baptised at St. James Church on 3 Oct 1897 the son of Charles Lill London and Mary Ann London (nee Mills). he lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area. He enlisted on 10 Dec 1915 but was not mobilized until 15 Mar 1917 when he joined Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 212668). He served with the 19th/67th Brigade though it is not known in which theatre of war. The Absent Voters List of 1918 gives his then address as 19 Haimes Lane, Shaftesbury. On his discharge in 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Laura Noble in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1929. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 St. Rumbold Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Taxi Driver. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in1969 and he was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 9 Dec 1969.